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Feeding frenzy


Feeding frenzy
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Copyright: Neil Rawlins (Antipodean) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 19] (150)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-02
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-19 11:51
Viewed: 2584
Points: 6
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Shy mollymawks - Thalassarche cauta - are small albatross and a common pelagic bird in the southern waters around New zealand's Stewart Island. While fishing in Foveaux Strait off the Island, about between 20 & 30 of the birds came around the boat, waiting for fish pieces to be thrown overboard. They were not disappointed with great competition for the scraps. It is amazing how these birds can just gulp down the remains of a reasonable large fish.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-19 21:39]

Hello Niel,
You have brought us up front and close to all this lively action. What a spectacular sight to view all these birds feeding in their natural habitat and in such a frenzy. Great job!!
Ron

Hallo Neil
This is such a uncomplicated, unposed, truly natural shot. It is really beautiful. The wings of these mollymawks are beautiful to look at, as it looks so graceful and real stylish. The action you captured here is great and one can feel the "livelyness" amongst them. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

Hi Neil,
very interesting shot in full action! Good sharpness and colours.
Thanks for showing these great birds
Pierre

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